14 September 2009
A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A DEMON
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
Shown standing in a belligerent attitude atop a rectangular base with right hand positioned to hold a weapon, wearing a jacket with flared sleeves tied over a tunic with flared skirt, with chain mail visible at the chest, his face carved in a threatening grimace showing his pointed fangs, and his long hair secured by a filet centered by a disc, with raised decoration, painted in black and red pigment and gilding
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 1978.
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